Fix It Friday - Week 5


It's another Fix-It-Friday over at I ♥ Faces! I have to admit that I was up with The Baby before 6am and after getting him back to sleep I sprinted for the computer hoping to have an uninterupted morning with the new "Fix-It" photo. The Boy started yacking lastnight at 8:30pm and I knew that today would be a "Mommy" day and not a blogging day... So here is my fix; I got a whole twenty minutes in before the pitter patter of little needy feet! Yehaw! I played this morning with "free transform", did a bunch of patch work because though the tear was beautiful, and I appreciate pouting, it looked more like a blemish with my "Troy" Action I wanted to use. I saturated some colors and sharpened around the eyes. Lastly I cropped to a square and because of my transform I was left with a black bottom right corner and a black top left corner, so I had to clone and stamp a little to cover those areas. Not too shabby!
LIGHTER EDIT:

DARKER EDIT


Head on over and have your chance! This Fix-It is open to all! As for me? My morning is going to continue with vomit covered laundry, and lots of it, and a good strong cup of coffee! How funny is it that the coffee didn't happen at 6am?! I didn't want to lose five minutes to making coffee, or creating kitchen noise that would wake The Boy. (Did you know that if you put Vanilla Dream Soy Milk in your plain black coffee, you needn't add sugar?! Delish!)

16 comments:

Lolli said... at March 6, 2009 at 7:16 AM

Oh no! So sorry about the vomit-covered laundry!
As for the edit, I love what you did with the picture!

OctoberRain said... at March 6, 2009 at 7:31 AM

Those look great! I like both, but the darker one is my fav. :)

Missy said... at March 6, 2009 at 7:36 AM

The darker one is my favorite, I really enjoy looking at your images

drewmark19 said... at March 6, 2009 at 8:19 AM

You're amazing for having accomplished two great edits in such a short amount of time! I think I'm liking the darker one best because it makes the face more the focus. They're both beautiful!

Audrey said... at March 6, 2009 at 8:31 AM

I love the "darker" edit the best! Mmmm, now I'm going to have to try that vanilla soy milk!

Phatchik said... at March 6, 2009 at 8:37 AM

Well, I'm going against the grain here and saying I like the lighter edit best!

Catherine said... at March 6, 2009 at 8:42 AM

I think I like the lighter one better, although they are both great! I like the crop also. Very beautiful!

SKELLER said... at March 6, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Both of these are beautiful. I hope your little guy is feeling better QUICKLY and that you have much less laundry than you expect!

Ivy said... at March 6, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Karen,
You rock! I've been trying to figure out how to enlarge photos for months and this new Iheartfaces blog showed me in 2 lessons!

Thank you sooooo much. You're photos are gorgeous.

Ivy

theArthurClan said... at March 6, 2009 at 10:19 AM

We are battling the flu here in our home...it gets really old, really fast. Doesn't it?!

AWESOME edit Karyn. I absolutely love the way you cropped the photo to change the angle of his face. Beautiful job!

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Sharon said... at March 6, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Love that first edit. Both of them are beautiful!

Beth said... at March 6, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Wow they both look so great!

Puna said... at March 6, 2009 at 5:06 PM

This is a beautiful job.

Carebear said... at March 6, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Very lovely edits! The way you cropped and lightened the first completely changed the mood of the picture! Amazing what creative postprocessing can do! I'm impressed you managed this much in 20 minutes! BTW, thanks for the nice comment about liking my posts. It made my week!

Josie said... at March 6, 2009 at 9:32 PM

Nice job, I really can't say I like one over the other they both look great. I agree with you on the tear I edited it out as well.

niartist said... at July 29, 2009 at 7:47 AM

Ooooo! Are you still doing this!?!? I have a photo I'd love to send to you!